James D. Pate

March 29, 1928March 20, 2020

James D. Pate, Sr. went to be with the Lord and was reunited with Margaret, his wife of 69 years, on Friday March 20, 2020. He is survived by four children, James D. Pate, Jr. (Bea), John W. Pate Sr. (Shirley), Michael D. Pate (Darlene), and Jesse C. Pate (Bonnie), 10 grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, two sisters and many nieces and nephews.

James was born in Birmingham on March 29, 1928 and lived in Birmingham, Dadeville and Chelsea. He served his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, deacon, teacher, and soul winner.

He retired from Acipco after 44 years of service in 1988.

After a private family service, burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to your favorite charity in memory of James.


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Ursula Jordan

March 26, 2020

Mr. Pate was my absolute favorite while I cooked for Rittenhouse. I was so worried about him when I left for another job. He reminded me sooo much of my own dad. I would get a kick out of his low mumble and HUGE beautiful, amazing smile. I absolutely love Mr. Pate. I wish his family Peace, Assurance, Love, and Hope. I know he was definitely loved by me.